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(Therese Rawsthorne Top, River Island Skirt, Zara Coat, Theyskens' Theory Heels, Vintage Necklace, Michael Kors Watch, Marcs Bag)

I've always been a fan of knee length pencil skirts yet never managed to find one I absolutely loved. I'm sure any vintage shopper will know what I'm talking about when I say we come across so many of these during our travels, but usually there's something not quite right about them. It's either an odd fit, odd fabric or they're just odd in general. So when I spotted this scarf print skirt by River Island I was immediately drawn to its beautiful fit, length and unique yet easily wearable print. I've been styling it with this beautiful citrus yellow top by Therese Rawsthorne and an apple green coat to really make the pattern pop, or for business meetings I've opted for a simple white shirt and colourful lip for a more toned down yet youthful look. Only downfall is you can't really walk very fast (this is crucial for me as I'm always running late!) when this particular fabric is so binding. Tempted to make my own split up the back but I know this would just fall into my 'need to-do but will never do it because I don't have enough time' pile. I'm still adamant that I won't let that list defeat me...

Photos by Jysla Kay

117 comments:

  1. Pretty nice! Such a wonderful style! <3

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  2. Great colours, you look great as always :)

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  3. oh wow i lovee the shoes
    so cool and great top xx

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  4. I love this look! It's pure perfection.

    - Victoria
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  5. Love th pairing of classic elegants with modern neon colors.
    Material Fixations

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  6. You're just so perfect and elegant all the time!
    Love the pattern on your skirt and your bag!

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  7. so gorgeous! i love how you paired it with the neon top!
    and your heels are work worthy yet still fabulously chic!
    love!

    xxx
    -S

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  8. love this look! the pencil skirt is officially back. the print is amazing!!

    xx

    hannah
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  9. great look!
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  10. The print of that skirt is amazing!

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  11. Such sumptuous citrus shades! Love that print on the skirt...you've pulled such a beautiful color story together...very luxe, always SO chic!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  12. Sweet colours and print on skirt!
    love your pumps

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  13. oh yes! this outfit is perfect and suits you incredibly well. you look amazing! That skirt it's a wonderful piece. Brava! great find!

    Love, Ylenia | Longuette

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  14. I thought you were going to say that your skirt was by an Australian designer so I'm really surprised that it's from River Island! Although in saying that, I really like their SS12 collection - they are one of the best British high street retailers in my opinion! NHG x

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  15. That skirt is simply beautiful, it looks wonderful paired with the bright yellow and green too! x

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  16. Beautiful, as usual! I wish I could pull out a knee length skirt, but I'm so tinny that I look even shorter if I do so! haha
    I love how you always wear so much color! ♡

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  17. love your skirt so much...great colors

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  18. Beautiful shots!

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  19. You always look awesome!
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  20. the skirt and heels are fab :)


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  21. Original outfit and I love your make up :)

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  22. Love this! Super pretty :)

    xoxo,
    Rachel

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  23. Amazing jacket! Love the green colour with the yellow blouse. you must have the most amazing wardrobe ever!
    /Siv Maria
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  24. This an amazing outfit! I'm really digging that skirt, it's gorgeous

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  25. you always look gorgeous in fluo!! the shoes are great too!

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    helena

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  26. Sooo fabulous, River Island has such a great collection this season!

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  27. Love the green of the coat soo chic!
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  28. Impresionante!!!!

    Estas muy elegante.

    Te invito a mi blog, yo te sigo por blogger y bloglovin

    Feliz semana

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  29. ha, I have a list like that too ;)
    your style as always is impeccable and I am so excited to realise that you have RI in Australia as it's a store I would certainly miss when we move.x

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  30. that skirt is stunning, perfect with the elegant heels.

    x Camilla

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  31. great look! I might just have to get this skirt!

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  32. Beautiful mix of colours and patterns! And it sounds like it's a very versatile piece - love hearing and seeing how something can be styled in a few different ways!

    libby

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  33. this is such a stunning look! you are lovely!
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  34. i love this outfit! and your shoes are so cool :)

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  35. those are some wickedly cool shoes!
    i love the pattern on the skirt...very exotic and fun. also love how you paired the skirt with the bright green coat! gorgeous color combo :)


    oh the dreaded "need t-do but will never do because i don't have enough time" list....
    the things i have on that list... :)


    ~A
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  36. I adore this whole outfit! I love pencil skirts in general and this one is amazing And the whole colors combination of this outfit fascinates me!

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  37. You are always so chic, and I love all the bright yellows you've been wearing lately!

    <3 Kelly

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  38. The skirt reminds me a bit of Versace SS12, very pretty. Loving the way you styled everything as usual, you have such a talent!

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  39. Love the skirt... and it suuuure gives me DIY ideas once you said scarf print skirt.... scarf...print....hmmmm Am I crazy to start getting ideas on that? Maybe. But the look is so very nice that I'll be crazy enough to put it on MY once-I-get-a-sweing-machine pile lol

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  40. In love with the colors and your skirt is to die for!

    Arra
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  41. love the top. great colour combo


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  42. Love your top and the gold choker.

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  43. Beautiful!
    xxxx
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  44. WOW love your outfit. amazing.
    xo

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  45. Such a beautiful set ;-)

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    bloo.

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  46. Gorgeous - love that top, beautiful colour on you :)

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  47. PERFECT! Don't have anything else to say! It all just works so well together! Lovely week! XO Rebecca

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  48. lovely top :)

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  49. I would say that your River Island pencil skirt is a super good purchase recently.
    the prints are adorable~ and you've styled this whole look to centre on your blazer and that skirt (in my opinion) and it looks very fresh and formal. such a nice mix of vibrant colours Nicole =)

    xx
    Style Hostess

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  50. Love that coat, and the shoes are perfect!!

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  51. you are so beautiful!
    and of course, I'm in love with you gorgeous outfit
    love your blog!
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  52. wonderful yellow looks really great on you :)

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  53. That tank is GREAT! Love the little black detail on the back.

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  54. love this outfit!

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  55. LOVE the colors here, the skirt is beautiful! Your makeup also goes perfectly with your outfit!

    xxx
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  56. i love the colours together, and the print add the perfect amount of interest!

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  57. what a super nice combination of colours! I'm taking you to my inspiration folder ;)

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  58. gorgeous colors!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
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  59. Love the Therese Rawsthorne Top!!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  60. What fun colors! I love it!

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  61. Gorgeous skirt. Love the print. Those shoes are lovely.

    Christie

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  62. love the outfit!

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  63. i love the jacket ♥

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  64. Your outfits are always styled impeccably!

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  65. Looks amazing! love the skirt

    Kaye
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  66. the entire outfit is so great!

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  67. Love these colors. The print on that skirt is divine.

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  68. The print on that skirt is AMAZING!

    The Dreamer x
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  69. The entire package rock! You did it so beautifully.

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  70. You've got an amazing inspirering style - you inspire me a lot anyway. I've been following you for ages, and you can't imagine how much it would mean to me if you took a look at mine, even gave some feedback. I understand, you have a lot of comments like this, but I just wanted you to know, how amazing your blog is and that you inspire me with every post you write!
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  71. Oh damn...I can't stop telling you often enough how beautiful your are :)

    x Marina

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  72. You have convinced me to actually BUY that river island skirt !!!

    don't forget to check out the giveaway post on http://livvyy.blogspot.com/2012/03/giveaway-happy-birthday-to-me.html

    x

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  73. Yellow and Prints are just worked perfectly together!

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  74. stunning outfit! all of your outfits are beautiful! :) following you now!

    Hayley xx
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  75. Pencil skrits are a staple piece in a fashionista's wardrobe! Your skirt reminds me of an elegant painting I would see in an art museum! You styled this outfit perfectly well =)

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  76. Absolutely beautiful! Such class and grace! Great handbag.

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  77. "Holy Fuck"....they say this is the HO- OLLIE NORTH- FRANCE- UTAH - CK blog with RICK the PRICK and YAN- VERMONT?
    This is the PEDOPHILE BLOG for KILLA COLES?
    This is the blog with more than 12,000 PEDOPHILES running guns for KID- FUCKING?
    HOURPORE ?
    OSIRIS?
    STANLEY ?
    RUTHIBELLE?
    RYAN SEACREST is talking about PORKELA- BACEN - COCHONS?

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  78. Gorgeous & sophisticated look. I love the necklace!
    Big fan, and love what you do!

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  79. Very classy. Love it!

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  80. I SERIOUSLY DONT KNOW HOW YOU CAN PULL ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL COLORS? SO BOLD AND GORGEOUS. I LOVE IT.

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  81. Love the shoes and the skirt! You are so pretty!
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  82. you look adorable !! love this color-match !!
    xo

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  83. I could literally save your every look for inspiration!You pull colors like no one!
    xx
    B.

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  84. Again great pictuires and amazing outfit !! your are by far my most fav. blogger. thanks for the inspiration

    KAIIWONG
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  85. I love your style!

    xo Jo

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  86. I LOVE THIS. it's so blair waldorf. haha.

    xx Niki from A Haute Mess

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  87. Perfect yellow top! I've been looking for one forever!

    Made by: sara

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  88. I adore this top! Just perfect.

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  89. I loveee this outfit! Funked up classic, beautiful!



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  90. This is perfect!

    Love the lipstick shade!

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  91. Hi Nicole, I love your outfits and your blog but if I could just tell you one thing- I think you apply a wee too much of blusher. Blushers are not supposed to be that obvious. It looks really unnatural. But otehr than that, I love your sense of style very much xo

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  92. You look gorgeous and stylish. Loved your outfit and shoes!

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  93. This outfit is PERFECTION!
    xx
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  94. lovely coat and colors!

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  95. great outfit!
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  96. great outfit,amazing necklace!!!
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